About Us

Artistic Director’s Vision

To establish a professional program providing performance opportunities as a vehicle to instill self-confidence and teach students respect, commitment, honesty, teamwork and discipline. To educate a student’s mind and body and to develop character on a professional level that will be useful in all aspects of their life regardless of whether they pursue dance as a profession. To foster community awareness, education and appreciation of dance as an art form.

 

Past Performances

School Performances and Lecture Demonstrations

Collegiate School – Lower, Middle and Upper
Kentucky Country Day
Lincoln Elementary School
Oldham County Middle School
St. Aloysius Elementary School
St. Francis School
St. Joseph’s Children Home
St. Nicholas Academy

Event performances

Girl Scout Festival of the Arts, 2008 to present
Go Red for Women Luncheon – American Heart Association Fundraiser
Jefferson Mall
Kentucky Derby Princess Tea, 2014 to present
Louisville orKIDStra Halloween Spooktactular
Louisville Orchestra
Middletown Elementary Bedtime Stories Event
School Choice Scholarship Annual Holiday Party

Community Outreach

Cedar Lake Lodge
Crescent Hill Women’s Club
Uspiritus

Retirement Community performances

Baptist Home East
Britthaven
Glen Ridge Health Campus
Masonic Homes of Louisville

KRISTEN WENRICK: Artistic Director

Kristen Wenrick received her training from the Boston Ballet School, the Chautauqua Dance Festival Company, the Milwaukee Ballet School, and North Carolina School of the Arts. She performed with Eglevsky Ballet in New York City, the Milwaukee Ballet and as Principal Dancer with the Louisville Ballet. Enticed by the world class repertoire of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and its Artistic Director, Patricia Wilde, Kristen took a position with PBT in 1993. Ms. Wenrick danced with the company for nine years, rising to the rank of Principal Dancer. Throughout her career, she has performed lead roles in the works of world renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Glen Tetley, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Paul Taylor, Marius Petipa, Ben Stevenson, Choo-San Goh, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Kevin O’Day, and Dwight Rhoden. She has also had the opportunity to train with some of the world’s most influential teachers.

Upon retiring from the stage in 2002, she turned wholeheartedly to the art of teaching. Sought after as a teacher, coach, and choreographer by many ballet schools in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, she has been a full-time faculty member at Point Park University and a Summer Intensive Faculty member at the nationally recognized Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Kristen’s most recent tenure was as the full-time Faculty member of the Louisville Ballet School. While enjoying her time at LBS, she continually felt the urge to establish the training and performing experience she benefited from as a student at the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet in Northern Ohio.